Anti-HTLV-III screening of blood donors.

  title={Anti-HTLV-III screening of blood donors.},
  author={Peter K{\"u}hnl and Siegfried Seidl and G. Holzberger},
  journal={Vox sanguinis},
  volume={51 Suppl 1},
In a survey on 82,383 blood donor specimens from Hessen, West Germany, the observed percentage of repeatedly positive HTLV-III/LAV antibody ELISA results was 0.2%, but only 0.018% were confirmed by Western blot, immunofluorescence assay or radioimmunoprecipitation assay. These data are consistent with larger epidemiological data compiled from other German… CONTINUE READING